C.W. Avery Family YMCA

  • Specialty Running Classes

    Self Defense for Runners
    Saturday, June 24 • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    Led by Sensei Terre Theis, this class will provide runners with 12 simple, easy-to-learn techniques that will help to keep them safe while running outdoors.

    This is an interactive class, so please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.


    • Free for C.W. Avery Family YMCA Run Club Members
    • $10 for YMCA Facility and Community Members

    The Runner and Good Nutrition
    Saturday, July 8 • 10:30-11:15 a.m.

    Registered Dietitian Anne Lauterjung will teach you how effectively fuel your body for fitness by learning what key ingredients boost performance, and how to safely use supplements.


    • Free for C.W. Avery Family YMCA Run Club Members
    • $10 for YMCA Facility and Community Members

    Register Online

  • Safe Swimmers Start Here

    ymca-swimTeaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. Enrolling in YMCA Swimming Lessons can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.

    A typical lesson includes:

    • Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water
    • Specific safety topics, like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help
    • Fun activities that reinforce skills

    Help Keep Your Children Safe
    Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your children sidelined. You need to equip them with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills.

    Register For Swimming Lessons

  • Power Up with Power Cycle

    Power Cycle is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) cycling class designed to push you to your limit while helping you improve your endurance and metabolic rate. Using our state-of-the-art indoor cycles, a specially trained instructor will lead you through an exhilarating workout tailored to your fitness abilities.


    • With the purchase of a punch pass, you get every sixth class free!
    • Sign up today to receive a FREE Resting Metabolic Rate Screening—a $40 value! This screening lets you know how many calories you burn at rest. Knowing this information will help you set and achieve your goals. Increasing your metabolic rate helps you use fuel more efficiently as well as increase you work capacity and burn more calories in your daily life.
    • When you register, you’ll receive a FREE Functional Threshold Power (FTP) Test, which measures your strength and ability to generate power, therefore providing you with a personal FTP number. Anyone who increases their FTP by seven percent or more will receive a certificate for a 30-minute personal training session.
    • PLUS: If you attend 10 Power Cycle classes this summer, you’ll receive an additional Resting Metabolic Rate Screening for 50 percent off ($20).


    Facility Member Rates
    $25 for 5-Punch Pass, $40 for 10-Punch Pass

    Community Member Rates
    $50 for 5-Punch Pass, $90 for 10-Punch Pass


    • Wednesdays, 6-6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, 9-9:30 a.m.

    Register Now

  • Sporting Adventures Field Trip Camp

    June 26-30

    Kids love playing sports and going on field trips. The Y offers a camp that combines them! During Sporting Adventures Field Trip Camp, campers between the ages of nine and 14 will embark on four sports-related field trips in five days.

    Field Trip #1: Bowlero
    Tuesday, June 27

    At Bowlero, the fun doesn’t stop at the bowling lanes. It continues in the arcade room and rolls into the laser tag area. Now that’s a strike!

    Field Trip #2: Joliet Slammers Game
    Wednesday, June 28

    The Joliet Slammers will be facing off against the Schaumburg Boomers at Silver Cross Field in historic downtown Joliet.

    Field Trip #3: Sky Zone
    Thursday, June 29

    Heralded as the “world’s first indoor trampoline park,” Sky Zone is where dreams come true for kids. The floor is literally made of trampolines.

    Field Trip #4: Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park
    Friday, June 30

    There’s no better way to beat the heat than to cool off at a local water park. That’s why we’re ending the week with a trip to Pelican Harbor in Bolingbrook.

    Register Now

  • Before and After School Kid Zone

    Registration Now Underway

    In the YMCA’s Before and After School program, kids participate in physical, learning and imaginative activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. Kids have fun, make new friends and create memories that last a lifetime.

    Program Hours:

    Monday through Friday, on school days
    Before School: 7-9 a.m.
    After School: 3-6 p.m.

    Program hours coordinate with your district’s school day.

    Learn More

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